Shirley first realized she had
talent in art when she entered the first grade in school.
Ever since she has been in some form of artistic efforts.
Born and raised in Nebraska, she majored in art at the University
of Nebraska before moving to Arizona as a teenager.
Her Mother was a painter in oils.
Growing up watching her Mother made her want to try painting all
the more. After marriage and
raising 3 sons she had the time to turn to a more serious interest in
art. She has taken many classes and workshops in Arizona. She has sold
her work to private and corporate collectors in Arizona and some abroad.
Living in Arizona, southwest
subjects are a favorite. More
recently European scenes from her trip to several countries there have
become a focus. She has
become especially interested in the charming aged buildings of Europe.
Landscapes of the southwest and of Tuscany
are frequent subjects. She
paints mostly in oils. She
was a member of the now defunct VALLEY ARTIST
LEAGUE and now is
a member of PHOENIX ARTIST GUILD and SCOTTSDALE ARTIST LEAGUE and a
juried member of the ARIZONA ARTIST ALLIANCE.
She has won many prizes showing her work in exhibits put on by
these groups. Her work can
be viewed at these exhibits and at her studio in her home as well as on
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